A GENDER STUDY ON AGGRESSION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN KASHMIR

Bilal Ahmad Lone

Abstract


Emotional intelligence (EI) is based on the concept of understanding one’s own emotion and the emotions of others. Aggression is often categorized by hurtful and destructive behaviour towards others; it seems to oppose the empathetic nature of EI. In this study the objective was to study the role of emotional intelligence on adolescents and also a gender difference in emotional intelligence and aggression of adolescents. The aggression scale developed by D. Spielberger et al., State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) (1983) was used to measure aggression and the emotional intelligence scale developed by Mangal S.K., Emotional Intelligence Inventory (MEI) (2004) was used to measure emotional intelligence of adolescents. Data was collected from 246 adolescents from various Colleges. The t-test was used and it was found that there exists a significant difference between the levels of emotional intelligences and aggression of adolescent girls as compared to adolescent boys. Boys were found to be more aggressive whereas girls were found to be more emotionally intelligent.

Keywords


Aggression, Adolescence, Emotional Intelligence and Gender Differences

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